10 fireworks-inducing sex moves to try this summer
The best sex move to try in the pool
The key to great pool sex is to be bent over—holding on to something for balance—with your butt and legs dangling in the water. Let your man stand behind you, slip your bikini bottom to the side, and enter you while holding on to your waist for support. If you have the advantage of being really isolated, try it while skinny-dipping at night.
The best sex move for when you’re sunburned
“I love good ol’ 69ing,” says Jonathan, 29. “It gives me a great view of my lady and pleasure for us both. And we’ve found that when we both have a little sunburn, this is the one move that prevents any stinging skin from rubbing together.” Note: You do have to work a little to avoid pain—don’t actually let your body touch his with anything other than your mouth and maybe hands when necessary.
The best sex move before a barbecue
Before you load up on burgers and beer, get busy with a summer quickie. While you’re getting ready to go, strip completely to apply your sunscreen. But before you do, push your man down onto the bed and have your way with him. Skip the foreplay entirely and make it fast (you have plans, after all). When you’re done, help each other put on your sunblock for real. It’ll be a sensual way to wrap things up before you leave for the day, and you’ll both think about the dirty deed when you reapply later.
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The best sex move for the sand
Sex on the beach is one type of sex every woman should consider at least once in her life. “I’ve made out with my guy in the sand before, but I’m dying to go all the way on the beach,” says Heather, 23. “There’s just something risky and romantic about it.” To get it right, try it after sunset on a towel or blanket under the stars when the coast is clear (literally).
The best sex move when you’re feeling carefree
When you’re in the mood to let loose, surprise your guy by hopping on top of him, facing his feet. “Reverse cowgirl is great,” says Paul, 25, “because in addition to getting deep in there, you really get a good show.” Try it with knees bent while straddling your guy or while on flat feet and squatting over him (it feels better than it sounds, promise). You’re in control here, so choose the speed and rhythm that suits you best. For extra pleasure, let your guy take advantage of the access to your clitoris.
The best sex move for a beach vacation
Let’s be honest: Most of us don’t have access to a private beach, so this sex tip can be tricky to pull off. But if you and your man find yourselves alone on the shore one night, give it a whirl. Step 1: Slip into the water with your man. Step 2: While he’s standing, wrap your legs around his waist and let him hold you up (it’ll be much easier in the water). Step 3: Let him slide right into you. If you’re looking for something even riskier, try this move right in the surf: Let your man sit cross-legged in shallow water and straddle him.
The best sex move for a 100-degree day
“On a summer day, my boyfriend and I like to spend time outside getting hot and sweaty,” says Diana, 25. “Then we come inside to his ice-cold, air-conditioned bedroom and rip each other’s clothes off in kind of a ravenous way.” Tip for trying it at home: Plan a picnic at the park with your guy. After spending an hour or so in the sun (and enjoying an outdoor date), you’ll be ready to feel the cool AC over your naked bodies.
The best sex move for the Fourth of July
After the fireworks, create some of your own back in the bedroom. Lie completely flat on your stomach on the bed with your man in a push-up position over you (think doggie-style with a twist). It’ll create a new sensation for you both, and he’ll be able to wrap his hands around you to help push your, uh, button. You’ll be headed toward a grand finale in no time.
The best sex move for a night out
Some of the best parts of summer are the sundresses. Slip one on for date night and let your man know you “forgot” your underwear. We bet he’ll ask for the check before the appetizers have even arrived. Make him sweat it out until you’re ready to head home, but let him take control the minute the door slams shut. Try getting it on standing up, still wearing your dress.
The best sex move for a summer thunderstorm
We’ll forgo the big-bang puns and just say this creative sex position is definitely one you’ll want to save for a rainy day. Patrick, 29, calls it the Allen wrench. “She’s on her back and puts her knees and feet together. I’m above her and my face is essentially at her feet,” he says. “While staying in her the whole time, I move her knees and feet left to right as if to say I was tightening a screw. Left, right, left, right, like a crank. If you get deep enough, it’s shear madness for her.”